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Russian Tourist Stabbed Five Times During Attempted Bag Snatch In Jomtien

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Russian seriously injured in armed street robbery in Jomtien

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PATTAYA:--A 25 year old female Russian Tourist was stabbed a total of 5 times as two men attempted to steal her handbag as she walked back to her Hotel on Jomtien Beach, early on Monday Morning.

Just after 3am, Police and medics were called to Soi Chayapreuk, in front of the Meung Mai Village and met with the victim of the street robbery, Miss Jenniya Nikolina. She had sustained wounds to her arms and was able to communicate with Police despite her limited English Language skills.

As she walked back to her Hotel, two men on a motorbike pulled up beside her. One of them was armed with a long knife. He approached the victim and attempted to cut through the shoulder strap of her bag. The man was able to grab the bag, containing 3,000 Baht in cash, a mobile phone and a digital camera. The man then attempted to snatch her gold necklace from around her neck but she decided to fight back, and in the process was injured by the assailants knife.

Miss Nikolina was rushed to Hospital while Police gathered evidence, including a pair of shoes left by one of the men at the scene as the pair made their escape.

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Don't get me wrong. I don't blame the victim. But someone should warn tourists not to wear bling especially late at night.

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There have been plenty of bag snatches even when the victims weren't wearing any gold but I agree it probably makes you more of a target.

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Don't get me wrong. I don't blame the victim. But someone should warn tourists not to wear bling especially late at night.

JT i never expected victim blaming of you tongue.png

I agree with you they should inform tourists about this, but i doubt it will happen because its like admitting there is a problem in the land of smiles.

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Call me old fashioned but I don't think any female should be walking home alone at 3am in any country... didn't everyone learn that in college? It's not a problem unique to Thailand, why does everyone try to make it seem like it is.

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Call me old fashioned but I don't think any female should be walking home alone at 3am in any country... didn't everyone learn that in college? It's not a problem unique to Thailand, why does everyone try to make it seem like it is.

Maybe if there were Bangkok style taxi meters here as there should be, she would have happily taken a TAXI home.

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Call me old fashioned but I don't think any female should be walking home alone at 3am in any country... didn't everyone learn that in college? It's not a problem unique to Thailand, why does everyone try to make it seem like it is.

You're old fashioned. If women are not safe to walk the streets in the wee small hours, then there's a problem with the streets, NOT with the women. What do suggest - some sort of half-assed curfew ?

Perhaps that mighty force of 400 that were proactive for all of 1 hr the other day need to spread out a bit. I wouldn't mind seeing a few BIB's walking the streets at night (instead of sitting at some of the bars in groups of 3-4, smoking, having a drink and watching the footie).

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Don't get me wrong. I don't blame the victim. But someone should warn tourists not to wear bling especially late at night.

JT i never expected victim blaming of you tongue.png

I agree with you they should inform tourists about this, but i doubt it will happen because its like admitting there is a problem in the land of smiles.

Only in some parts of the country.

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Makes you wonder how many of these snatchings aren't reported. Clearly the robbers have knowledge of the most efficient methods to get their purses(knife cutting). Seems like they've been doing this awhile.

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They dont only target women.

I was walking back to my hotel in Pattaya a couple of years back with 3 other people and a guy on a scooter attempted to snatch the chain from around my neck but failed miserably. It's only worth about £40 and it's 14 years old so even if he had managed to get it he wouldnt have benefited from it much.

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Call me old fashioned but I don't think any female should be walking home alone at 3am in any country... didn't everyone learn that in college? It's not a problem unique to Thailand, why does everyone try to make it seem like it is.

Maybe if there were Bangkok style taxi meters here as there should be, she would have happily taken a TAXI home.

As you say JT, "Maybe" but I think you would see an increase in other types of crime, i.e. sexual assaults.

I agree with Rionoir's post, whether we accept the fact or not, fact is a woman alone in the early of the morning, in virtually any country in the world is going to be a greater target to some criminal.

You've only got to look at Beach Rd, a single man would be fair game to most criminals there at 3am.

Just need to apply a little common sense.

I do not blame the victim in anyway, but unfortunately these types of crimes have been going on for years, and they'll be going on for years to come as long as there are easy targets about.

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My Thai wife was recently a victim of a motor bike bag snatch in Malaysia and it happens in seconds. I had always said if this happens don't fight back & she didn't. Nobody in the street came to our aid. The Malaysian police said it's an increasing problem in the past few years and that tourists have been injured. Here in Pattaya there are obviously bag snatch incidents, as we know also Thai on Thai. Difference is that the Thai's in the street will assist and a few have been chased, caught and beaten by Thai's (at least in the Soi Nernplubwan area).

My wife will not wear gold jewelery in Pattaya, that is visible, in the street or whilst driving her motor bike; day or night.

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What do suggest - some sort of half-assed curfew ?

I don't think I implied that at all. How about not walking alone at 3am? Be aware of your surroundings. If a motorbike is approaching you while you're walking, face them, let them know you see them coming, back away from the street... follow a well-populated path... follow a path that has an escape route... I mean these are all common sense things that one should do in any country in any city while walking alone at 3am, aren't they?

Furthermore, don't carry a giant purse with you... carry a clutch, and keep your cellphone and a few bucks in your pocket in case your purse is stolen.

There's like a million ways to avoid being the target of a crime, and minimize the potential damage done if a crime does happen to occur.

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